The Resource Genethics : moral issues in the creation of people, David Heyd

Genethics : moral issues in the creation of people, David Heyd

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Genethics : moral issues in the creation of people
Title
Genethics
Title remainder
moral issues in the creation of people
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David Heyd
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Can a child sue its parents for having been born handicapped? Have people living in the present any moral obligation to future generations and populations, including the obligation to continue the race? Do potential people have rights? And if they do, is the right not to be born miserable of equal weight and status with the right to be born happy? Such question--as troubling as they are unavoidable in an age of unprecedented medical advances, genetic engineering, and demographic forecasting--strain the categories and assumptions of traditional ethical theories. In Genethics, David Heyd provides the first systematic exposition of moral principles on which to base decisions concerning the existence, number, and identity of future people. Challenging recent work by Derek Parfit and others, Heyd argues for a "person-affecting" theory of intergenerational justice, one that characterizes value by its effects on the interests and desires of human beings. Potential people, he claims, do not have moral status. Reproductive choices may therefore be guided only by reasons relating to the desires and ideals of those who already exist or of those who are going to exist independently of our choice. Heyd's approach resolves many paradoxes in intergenerational justice, while offering a major test case for the question of the limits of ethics
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Heyd, David
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Medical ethics
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Creation
  • Bioethics
  • Bioethics
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Genetics
  • Reproductive Techniques
Label
Genethics : moral issues in the creation of people, David Heyd
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-271) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Wrongful life: a pure genesis problem -- 2. The failure of traditional ethical theories -- 3. The meta-ethical deadlock -- 4. Existence -- 5. Numbers -- 6. Identity -- 7. Empirical constraints -- 8. Self-transcendence and vicarious immortality
Control code
24503679
Dimensions
25 cm
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unknown
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780520077140
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91030300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Genethics : moral issues in the creation of people, David Heyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Wrongful life: a pure genesis problem -- 2. The failure of traditional ethical theories -- 3. The meta-ethical deadlock -- 4. Existence -- 5. Numbers -- 6. Identity -- 7. Empirical constraints -- 8. Self-transcendence and vicarious immortality
Control code
24503679
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780520077140
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91030300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote

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